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Discussion in 'VIRGINIA RIVERS TALK' started by Paraguayguy, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy Active Member

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    I went to the River at 3:00 today. Pulled up to my spot a little downstream from the I 95 bridge. There was a herd of boats on the river and the Shad were snapping. Two guys in a Jon boat were bailing them beside me and I was just barely catching. I notice they were both using silver spoons and a fairly quick reeling retieve. I switched over and it was on. In all my years of Shad fishing, I have never seen a day like today. I went as high as 22 straight casts catching a fish, then a cast that drew bites but no hook ups. I picked up my buddy at 5 at the ramp and then straight back to the spot. It was his first Shad trip and he is totally ruined. Castaught a herring, I put it on live on one of the big rods. It lasted all of 2 minutes before a 35 inch striper nailed it. Caught a few cats and then a nice striper nails a shad head, 39 inches and 24 pounds. Sweet! Its twin came by five minutes later and ate a gut pocket. I am going with my brothers tomorrow and a pal Friday. Get out and do it. They're here!
     

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  2. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    From the pics I can't tell if you enjoyed yourselves or not.:smile2: :roll_eyes:
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    That's a great day in my book. Thanks for sharing your experience
     
  4. 45CATFISH

    45CATFISH New Member

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    AWSOME DAY CONGRATS.
     
  5. wylie catter

    wylie catter Member

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    Good reports. I wish I was in a good driving distance. Catchem all.
     
  6. JPritch

    JPritch New Member

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    You're killing me Kenneth.

    Looks like I'm gonna have to make it down this weekend somehow.
     
  7. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    He truly looks sad, don't he! :tounge_out::wink:

    Well, Kenneth, you will be sad if we all listen to you, come down there, and crowd you outta your good fishin' spot! :smile2:

    Congratulations again on outstanding fishing exploits. I think those fish follow you around...they sure don't follow me!
     
  8. kramdua

    kramdua New Member

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    i will be up there soon. but for now i am hitting the shad and herring in the rappahanock
     
  9. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mark, welcome to the BOC!
    :0a25:
     
  10. catfisherman_eky3

    catfisherman_eky3 New Member

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    Hey thank you for the info and it sounds like you had a awesome day out on the water, them are some very nice stripers you caguht congrats on your catches and I hope you catch plenty more on your fishing trips good luck man.
     
  11. Dallison

    Dallison Member

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    For sure.....looks like great fishing on a few miles from home.
     
  12. alwayslearning

    alwayslearning New Member

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    I will be there tomorrow! I wish I would have been there today and next year at this time I am taking a weeks worth of vacation!:big_smile:
     
  13. freshbaitrules

    freshbaitrules New Member

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    Cya in da morning....:cool2: